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Barcelona vs Athletic Club Live Score and Commentary

Barcelona
FT
3 - 0
Athletic Club
Paco Alcácer 18'
L. Messi 40'
Aleix Vidal 67'
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Until next time, adios and good night!
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That is all from our live coverage of the game from Camp Nou. This is Shaurya Vineet signing off. In case of any comments or feedback get in touch with me on Twitter, @ShauryaVineet.
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Messi joins Suarez at the top of La Liga's goalscoring charts with 16 goals to his name. He also broke Ronald Koeman's record of most goals from free-kicks for Barcelona. Is there anything this genius cannot do?
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That is it. Barcelona record a convincing 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao. The result was never in doubt but Bilbao started brightly before Messi and company took over. After that it was only a matter of how many!
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FULL-TIME: Barcelona 3-0 Athletic Bilbao
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90+2' Neymar has the ball inside Bilbao's box and tries to curl it into the far corner but it takes a deflection and loops over where the goalkeeper and Alcacer are seen contesting for the ball
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Three minutes of added time. Hard to argue against the officials but the way the game is progressing, we could have done without it.
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89' OHHH!! What a miss by Rakitic. Turan released Vidal into the box. The defender takes a shot but it is parried away by Iraizoz, only as far as Rakitic who blasts his effort wide. The goal was gaping but the midfielder has blasted it over!
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87' Neymar makes his way down the left and sends De Marcos back to the academy with a fake but the covering challenge from a defender saves Bilbao.
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86' This game is headed into the 86th minute but in all fairness Bilbao never recovered from the shock of conceding the 3rd. They have just given up.
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84' Barcelona win a free-kick after Rakitic is fouled near the half way line. 
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82' This game has lost its sting and Barcelona are happy to see this off as it is.
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80' Eraso finds himself in space inside Barcelona's box but his tame shot is wide and Ter Stegen is not bothered.
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Barcelona reduce the gap with Madrid to 3 points with the win and the Los Blancos have their game called against Celta Vigo called off due to unplayable conditions and it will remain like that for the week. However, the Santiago Bernabeu outfit have 2 games in hand.
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Bilbao have given up on this, or so it seems. They were going for it before Vidal hit them with the sucker punch!
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77' Barcelona are still threatening to add to their tally. Mathieu breaks down the left and puts the ball into the box on the path of an onrushing Alcacer but a brilliant tackle from the Bilbao defender steers the ball clear.
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74' Substitution: Eraso comes on to replace Garcia!
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Barcelona are looking to make it 13 wins on the trot against Bilbao at Camp Nou. 
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70' Yellow Card: Laporte is booked for a tug on Alcacer.
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Vidal is released through the middle and the right-back continues on his run before slotting the ball past an onrushing Iraizoz to make it 3-0. The game is all but over unless Bilbao mount some crazy come back.
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67' GOOOAAALLL!!!! Aleix Vidal makes it 3-0 for the home side. Game Over?
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66' Barcelona are happy to hold on to the ball and see off the game. They have to play Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.
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And immediately after being substituted, Messi has a word with Suarez, who was there on the bench.
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64' Substitution: Sergi Roberto replaces Messi.
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63' Messi is coming off and he will be replaced by Sergi Roberto. Maybe the decision has been taken with the midweek Copa del Rey game in mind.
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62' Messi goes down just outside Bilbao's box but the referee waves play on. There was contact and Barcelona should have had a free-kick.
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60' Substitution: Bernat comes on to replace San Jose.
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59' Bilbao make a mistake and Messi is there to pounce on it but his shot from an acute angle hits the side netting. 
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57' Almost a third for Barcelona. Neymar plays a quick one-two with Messi on the edge of Bilbao's box but the Brazilian cannot keep his shot down as it sails over.
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54' Substitution: Rakitic comes on to replace Rafinha!
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53' The injury has forced Rafinha to come off. The bleeding has not stopped for the Brazilian. Ivan Rakitic is preparing to come on.
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52' Substitution: Aritz Aduriz comes on to replace Lekue.
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51' Rafinha clashes with Ter Stegen as the goalkeeper tries to punch the ball away. The Brazilian is bleeding profusely and the medics make their way on to the pitch.
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48' Neymar takes on Iturasspe on the left-hand side and is able to win a corner for his side but it comes to no avail as Andre Gomes is guilty of a foul in the box.
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46' Neymar makes another run down the right but his ball into the box fails to find Messi and Bilbao clear.
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46' And we are underway!
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46' Substitution: Javier Mascherano comes on to replace Gerard Pique.
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We are minutes away from the restart. The players are in the tunnel and making their way back on the pitch.
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Barcelona have failed to dominate the game but are 2 goals to the good. Bilbao started brightly and Inaki Williams should have done better but as of now they find themselves 2 goals behind and need to come up with something extraordinary next half.
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45' Half-Time: Barcelona 2-0 Athletic Bilbao
74'
Eraso
Raúl García
70'
A. Laporte
Aleix Vidal
67'
Sergi Roberto
L. Messi
64'
59'
Beñat
San José
I. Rakitić
Rafinha
54'
52'
Aduriz
Lekue
J. Mascherano
Piqué
46'
L. Messi
40'
34'
De Marcos
27'
Iturraspe
Piqué
22'
Paco Alcácer
assist: Neymar
18'
Tournament La Liga 2016-17 - Week 21
Stadium Camp Nou
Match time Sat, 04 Feb 2017, 08:45 PM
Athletic Club (4-2-3-1)
Ernesto Valverde Tejedor (Manager)
1
M. ter Stegen
24
J. Mathieu
23
S. Umtiti
3
Piqué
22
Aleix Vidal
7
A. Turan
21
André Gomes
12
Rafinha
11
Neymar
17
Paco Alcácer
10
L. Messi
1
Iraizoz
24
Balenziaga
4
A. Laporte
27
Yeray Álvarez
18
De Marcos
8
Iturraspe
6
San José
10
Muniain
22
Raúl García
15
Lekue
11
Iñaki Williams
Athletic Club (4-2-3-1)
Ernesto Valverde Tejedor (Manager)
Barcelona Subs
18
Jordi Alba
13
J. Cillessen
20
Sergi Roberto
6
Denis Suárez
14
J. Mascherano
4
I. Rakitić
9
L. Suárez
Athletic Club Subs
2
Bóveda
7
Beñat
5
Eraso
25
Saborit
29
Álex Remiro
14
Susaeta
20
Aduriz
54% POSSESSION 46%
16 SHOTS 11
6 SHOTS ON GOAL 6
11 FOULS 18
7 CORNERS 3
0 OFFSIDES 2
1 YELLOW CARDS 3
0 RED CARDS 0
6 SAVES 3
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Real Madrid 38 29 6 3 65 93
2 Barcelona 38 28 6 4 79 90
3 Atlético Madrid 38 23 9 6 43 78
4 Sevilla 38 21 9 8 20 72
5 Villarreal 38 19 10 9 23 67
6 Real Sociedad 38 19 7 12 6 64
7 Athletic Club 38 19 6 13 10 63
8 Espanyol 38 15 11 12 -1 56
9 Deportivo Alavés 38 14 13 11 -2 55
10 Eibar 38 15 9 14 5 54
11 Málaga 38 12 10 16 -6 46
12 Valencia 38 13 7 18 -9 46
13 Celta de Vigo 38 13 6 19 -16 45
14 Las Palmas 38 10 9 19 -21 39
15 Real Betis 38 10 9 19 -23 39
16 Deportivo La Coruña 38 8 12 18 -18 36
17 Leganés 38 8 11 19 -19 35
18 Sporting Gijón 38 7 10 21 -30 31
19 Osasuna 38 4 10 24 -54 22
20 Granada 38 4 8 26 -52 20
Champions League
Champions League Qualification
Europa League
Europa League Qualification
Relegation
Updated: Feb 04, 2017 22:43 PM | Published: Feb 04, 2017 20:41 PM